The Rapunzel Files (3 of 7)

So I'm going on a date with another blogger - Rapunzel over at talesfromthetower.

We've exchanged quite a few emails now and agreed there'll be no holds barred when it comes to writing about our adventure.

Today she's posted explaining why I'm not really her type, so I thought I'd do a bit of rummaging myself.

Here's what I discovered:

- We both work in TV - although Rapunzel is freelance. Which means she has no job security. Or pension. So Muggins here will be the only one contributing to our retirement fund.

- She got asked for ID a few months ago, so obviously looks younger than 33. Bit of a relief.

- One of my most alarming discoveries was that Rapunzel is a fan of the pre-date phone call. Why do girls love this awkward custom? It's the same with foreplay. Suppose I'll just have to get my head down and hope it's over quickly.

Doesn't sound very promising, does it? Thankfully I did manage to find a few saving graces.

- She's double jointed. Could come in handy.

- There's a post about her housemate leaving toenail clippings on the coffee table. Doesn't have to worry about that with me - I spit mine straight in the bin.

- She spent £40 joining an online dating site, so is rich AND desperate. A winning combination.

- Like me, Rapunzel's had a hard time with a hairdresser - though it was her fringe, not her heart, that was left in tatters.

- The last date she went on was a complete disaster, so her expectations will be low.

So what do you guys think? Are you hopeful I'll find love with Rapunzel? Or do you expect to be reading about ANOTHER car crash date?

50 comments:

Dating Diva said...

Wow, we must be different over here in the states because there is always talking by phone before the date. God I want to make sure he sounds like a literate human being and also not like my grandfather!

When is the big date?

RenRexx said...

There's one thing I personally didn't like about her dislike for pets. "I want to be able to travel to timbuktu at any moment's notice. It's not the same when they have to be back in time to feed the budgie."

Ask her when was the last time she took off within an hour?

This girl is selfish.

Keren David said...

And who's paying to go to Timbuktu? She'll be lucky to get you to pay for a curry.

Toni said...

Talking combined retirement fund already? Scouse optimism at its best, You can file that along with Liverpool to win premiership and Toxteth to be twinned with Monaco.

Personally I hope you two get along like a house on fire and get married, It will be the first blog event of the new decade and a triumph of hope and desperation over sanity and rational thought.

Shadow said...

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let dow your hair,
So I can climb up and get into your underwear.

That Gal Kiki said...

Life is nothing if not an adventure. Have fun, be yourself...try not to over think. :)

Sparkless said...

She doesn't like me with pets? Sheesh, it's gonna be a car wreck! But have fun anyway.

Hunter said...

Spitting toenails? Blech.

Good luck on the date. Somehow this whole thing feels like you're preparing for a cage match.

Get some good theme music to announce your entrance. Chicks dig that.

Hunter said...

And she doesn't like The Smiths?

Get out now!

Charlene said...

Can I put in for a percentage of the screenplay rights now please? :-)

Lexicon said...

most likely you'll both be too busy thinking of everything in terms of blog posts to seriously "get it on" :p

Kate said...

This saga has got more twists and turns than a storyline in my one time favourite trash US soap, 'Sunset Beach'. (It was a university favourite).

Just get on with the date already and stop fannying about! (That is said with love by the way).

Kate x
http://search-for-the-perfect10.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'm with RenRexx on the selfish comment.

It reminds of the film Heat, with Robert De Niro: "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."

She also sounds a little scared of growing up and commitment - how old is she, 33 or 23?! =)

Bamberio said...

Come on Fishy, stop trying to line up a set of excuses in advance and whisk the lovely Rapunzel out on a date. Although I'd suggest trimming your toenails before you meet up. Oh and don't talk about jam donut week.

Also, maybe when Rapunzel gets to know Mildred she might reconsider the pets thing. I mean, you've already said how Mildred is quite possessive this could be quite intimidating to a non pet lover.

With a lorra, lorra love,
Cilla x

ziazitella said...

Dude, it's a car wreck waiting to happen. Both of you are going to be making mental notes all night for your blogs, the date will come second. Good luck though. Can't wait to read about it.
I have my own car wreck scheduled for later today. Meeting a potential "sugardaddy." Yeah, I know, I'm still laughing at the idea.
www.ziazitella.wordpress.com

neda said...

she doesn't like the smiths.

buh-bye.

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

When bloggers date. Sounds like a nice book title. Do it for the royalties!





http://lifebeginsat30ty.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

I think it's a waste of your time fish, she's selfish and doesn't like the smiths, how on earth will she get on with Mildred? Ohhhhh, I wished you'd asked the petshop girl out.

TheUnwashedMass said...

Love/car-crash. Either way, it'll be an amusing read.

Rapunzel said...

Selfish?! Me?!

I blame this on you Fishy for paraphrasing. I didn't say I don't like men with pets, or don't like pets for that matter.

Animals are great. I loved working on a prog about a safari park recently. The baboons were a particular favourite. Except when they used to wave their little baboon penises in our jeep window that is.

What's selfish is owning a pet and always leaving it behind like I would have to, when I'm away working or gallivanting.

I've nothing against Mildred - hell, bring along on our date if you want Fishy?!

Rapunzel said...

Fully accept the criticisms about me not liking The Smiths though...my taste in music is appalling.

You have been warned!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I like Rapunzel. She's sharp and feisty and willing to date you, knowing every detail is likely to be, not only publicized, but publicized inaccurately. I think you need to up your game exponentially: be a gentleman, don't mention your small nipples, pick up the tab, avoid cheasy bars, don't ask her if she's on her period, etc.
Good luck, Rapunzel!
Robyn

Beautiful but Grumpy said...

I'm for getting married and blogging about it! Funny post - loved it.
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Miss Alpha said...

This has the makings of a great romcom. But who gets the licensing rights? ;)

Sarah Day said...

I'm not going to lie, I've read both your posts and although clearly the odds of this working out are likely as good as that of turtles learning to knit, I hope you continue to date because this could make for some entertaining reading. Oh, and I've tested the fact that you can have a pet and still leave on a moments notice... I do it often so she's got nothing to her argument.

Glam said...

I LOATHE pre-date phone calls. All that build up for something that ends up not even being worth the bikini wax...

Do it for us. We love a good, car crash date recap.

Anonymous said...

It's all gonna end in tears....

sasky said...

Just do it already.

Stop with the suspense. With all the buildup... everyone will have expectations.

Its like going into a movie that has been hyped by everyone, raising the bar so high and then coming out thinking that it was only so so.

Just let go and maybe the two of you could actually get along.

AC said...

I have just stumbled upon both of your blogs today, but you can count me in as a new reader of both, especially so I can see how this date unfolds. I think that the fact that you both have an obvious, hilarious wit will make the date a fun one. Maybe there won't be sparks, but we'll see. As for the pre-date phone call, I'm a chick (well, I have the parts to prove it any way) and I'm not so into that, but come on, going down on a girl during foreplay is a must if you're getting down and dirty on the first date! If she's not getting off, you're not getting a second date! In fact, if you're good enough, it can wipe away every bad trait she's listed in you... until the middle of date two, anyway.

Cuddleslut said...

Can't wait to hear about the date. How soon?

p.ham said...

i look forward to a 'post war.' and you do what to your toenails?

so you'll either get a good post or good relationship. i say why not?

Kato said...

NO idea how this one will turn out. But I do know I cant wait to read about every last detail!

:)

The Girl said...

Hi Fishy, I started reading your blog just in time to catch the Rapunzel series. If you'd like my RM0.02 (does the exchange rate mean my thoughts are worth much less?), I think you should just go out on this date and have fun. You may not get a girlfriend out of it, but hopefully you'll get a friend out of it, and who knows, she might know someone who knows someone who would be perfect for you.

Plus a good or bad date story is always an interesting read for us either way! Good luck!

Chrissy said...

It's well worth the posts you'll both get out of it. Pictures would be even better!

Laurie, eFlirt expert said...

Oh My. Wouldn't it be hysterical if you fell for each other? You will either be perfect for each other or it will be the disaster of all disasters...

harryp said...

This sounds pathetic. You shouldn't ignore warning signs, you're supposed to learn from past experiences.

Newoz said...

Argh, this just reminds me that I shouldn't relate to people I meet through the internet. Anonymous listens all the time and is completely neutral, faceless, but real people tend to be screwed up/sick/weird/annoying/boring once you acknowledge their multidimensional existence on planet Earth.
Dammit, I guess I need to get laid.

J in London said...

If she's worried about pets restricting spontaneity, I don't think you need to be worrying that her biological clock is going to be saddling you down with children any time soon.

Good luck- looking forward to reading about the date from both sides!

Kitty Moore said...

Hmm..I've been reading Rapunzel's blog and she is one smart, interesting and funny lady. Think you need to step your game up Fishy!

Kitty x

Rapunzel said...

Loving reading these comments, in particular those from Kitty and Robyn. Thanks girls - I blushed!

Think it's a great idea of yours Hunter that we have a theme tune. Fishy can I suggest you come out to Mr Brightside?!

And on that note, I know that you aren't keen on the pre-date phonecall but there's something I need to tell you about me before we meet...

So call me. I promise I'll be gentle!

Rapunzel x

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

I'm busy...

PS Mr Brightside is fine. Love that song.
PPS you can stop sucking up to MY readers

Tony Anders said...

I wanted you to know that I was fortunate to receive a blogger “nod” today from fellow blogger ~ Aine Butler Smith - http://theevolvingspirit.blogspot.com/ - and the award is the “Happy 101 Award” for positive blogs. I, in turn was asked to choose ten blogs I liked. Yours was one. If you go to my blog ~
http://artisanofthehumanspirit.blogspot.com/ - you can grab the award (Copy/Paste) and also see the criteria etc. for now passing it on to ten of your friends.
I know some do not accept awards, nor pass them on. Either way, consider this my humble nod to you and what you do!
Tony Anders
P.s. - Being a hairdresser myself - thank you for the lovely busty hairdresser photo!

Kelly said...

I agree with Dating Diva about the phone call. Pre-screening is a good thing, because then you know what you're in for in terms of what her voice sounds like and how conversation will flow. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about the concierges unless they confront you directly, or unless they have blogs too.
Good luck!

Ca88andra said...

You simply have to go on the date now there are so many of us reading about it!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Well I don't know how it will turn out, but your muse is certainly on fire over it. Very funny stuff.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

You're clearly meant for one another and will soon have a house full of kids and pets and toenails. But the one compensation will be the in-home pole dancing, which will save you hundreds of pounds (dollars) over a few years. Congratulations!

P.S. -- Unusually well-written post! Are you a writer? I will come back for more.

Kate said...

This sounds absolutely great just remember not to flirt with the waitress. Plus I love reading Rapunzel's blog - she is hilarious so you will have humour in common.

I absolutley can't wait to read the day after posts.

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com/

Dater at Large said...

I think your date is doomed! Too much preamble - on both your blogs - for anything good to come from it.

I agree with Kate, no flirting with other gals on your date! And try not to chat about blogging the whole time?!

greg said...

Yeah, seems the pre-date phone call is pretty much standard these days. I guess it's okay, but it's important to keep it short. A phone call should be a brief exchange of basic information, not a whole evening.

Morgan said...

Ok really, get on with it. I'm tired of reading the about pre-date jitters from the both of you.

PLEASE GO OUT ALREADY!

Ps. Fishy, don't fuck it up. She's a good girl and could be the most fun you've had in a while. Keep your attention on her and her only and you'll get a second date. Your charming... when your focused.

Morgan
http://lifebetweenthesheets.blogspot.com/